Is Pittsburgh’s Healthy Ride faring better than other theft-plagued bike shares

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Dude where's my dock?

Dude where's my dock?

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In Baltimore, the bikes were either stolen or never returned. In New York City, one of the nation’s largest bike-share programs was hit with a record number of thefts in 2015. The same story has repeated worldwide as bike shares grow in number and popularity.

But since a bike-share program launched here in 2015, thefts have been relatively minimal, begging the question: Why?

Compared to the hundreds of thefts reported in the cities mentioned above, Healthy Ride, the non-profit leading Pittsburgh’s program, says it’s seen only 10 thefts over the last two years and “minimal vandalism.”

That’s 10 out of 500 total bikes.